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THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM ON WHEELS

It may not look like it but this is a very, very old transit bus. But its not just any bus. It's a GMC TDH transit bus. It was built in the early 1950s.

Sadly during the era that these buses were in use, many states in America required that black people sit in the back of the bus.

Very few of these buses are still around today.  However, one of those very buses (the same make and model of bus in which Rosa Parks, in Birmingham, Alabama in 1955, refused to give up her seat) was purchased and restored by the Grove Place Foundation and now serves as the Civil Rights Museum on Wheels (CRMOW).

This fully operational vintage transit bus (which is owned and operated by the civil rights attorney Van Henri White and the Center for the Study of Civil and Human Rights Laws - CFSCHRL and ) was built in 1950, yet it still has all of its original parts – from the antique fare box to the powerful rear diesel engine. But what this bus so special is that  it has been outfitted with the latest in next generation digital and audio/visual technology to enable people who step on board to step back in history.

NEWS STORIES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM ON WHEELS

http://wxxinews.org/post/students-learning-about-civil-rights-mobile-museum

http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/latest-headlines/civil-right-tour-bus

http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/school-without-walls-students-learn-about-civil-rights#.V-43KqlezoU.email

As part of its mission to educate and enlighten its "riders" on the signifigance of the civil rights movement, the CRMOW has traveled to schools, churches, synagos, mosques, nursing homes, parks, and malls across this nation.  In the past few years, since the CRMOW has been on the road, thousands of people, young and old, have gotten on board, watched Dr. King's speeches (on two state of the art drop down DVD screens) and/or listen to audio clips of Rosa Parks talking about what actually happened on the date of her arrest. After the experience, most folks feel that they stepped back in history but have taken a step forward in their understanding of racial reconciliation.

Most recently, the CRMOW embarked on a thousand mile journey across the United States of America.  We call it "Destination Diversity".  

If you or your organization are interested in a visit from the CRMOW contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (585) 271-6780.  IT'S TIME TO GET ON THE BUS!!!!

COLORFUL CHRONOLOGICAL DEPICTION OF THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ADDED TO THE CRMOW

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